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If you or a loved one has suffered a bicycle accident, you might be anxious about paying for medical care and how to deal with the hole in your income that lost wages may have caused. On top of a legitimate concern for future quality of life, these worries can make for sleepless nights.
A bicycle accident lawyer in Fairfax can help you pursue the negligent party for compensation for your accident damages. Call the Parrish Law Firm PLLC today at 571-229-1800 for a no-cost consultation.
What Expenses Will a Successful Claim or Lawsuit Cover?
If you have not already received bills from doctors or other medical treatment providers, they will likely start arriving soon. Among the medical treatments for which you could receive reimbursement or compensation are:
- Emergency transportation
- Radiology expenses
- Visits to an M.D., D.O.
- Chiropractic care
- Physical therapy
- Occupational or vocational therapy
- Optometrist or optician
- Dentist or periodontist
- Counseling or psychological visits
If cannot work or lost the opportunity to work due to medical appointments, you could receive money for lost wages. Even if you are self-employed, you have a claim for lost income if the loss of income arises from the bicycle accident. This includes a claim for future income you may have lost because of the accident.
If the aftermath of the accident leaves you with a wrongful death claim, you may recover the decedent’s final medical expenses, funeral and burial expenses, and lost wages and benefits, had the decedent lived.
Bicycle accident victims can also recover compensation for pain and suffering that resulted from bodily injuries. The amount of pain and suffering relates to the degree and probable duration of the injuries. Past and future physical pain, as well as mental anguish, comprise “pain and suffering.” Any lasting deformity or disfigurement that can cause social discomfort also belongs to this category.
A court can also award money to victims for past and future inconvenience associated with the accident. This category of damages is to compensate a victim for the disruption and hassle that the accident has caused to his or her day-to-day life.
In a wrongful death case, surviving family members may recover compensation for sorrow and mental anguish. Also, they may receive money for loss of the decedent’s comfort, care, guidance, advice, and companionship.
Punitive damages are available in rare cases. Rather than compensating victims and their families to “make them whole again,” punitive damages intend to punish the wrongdoer. Courts reserve these types of damages awards for cases of severely impaired drunk drivers.
Claims for damages always include property loss such as the bicycle itself, helmet, and other gear.
What Can the Parrish Law Firm Do to Help You
From the outset of the attorney-client relationship, the Parrish Law Firm, PLLC works hard to maintain your trust and bring value to your case. Some of the initial ways we help are:
- Counseling you on how to deal with insurance company adjusters
- Helping you deal with unpaid medical bills that are due before the time your claim settles or goes to court
- Coaching you on what you can and cannot say on social media or in other communications
- Working with your employer to secure Family Medical Leave Act time (FMLA)
We will thoroughly investigate and reconstruct the accident as needed to develop a theory of liability. We will also evaluate whether any third parties might be responsible for causing or aggravating the effects of the accident.
We will work with you to preempt any claims by the insurance company that you were also at fault for the accident.
Some cases require an expert witness to prove negligence or damages. If your case fits this category, we will work with the respected professionals necessary to advance your case.
To prepare your case for trial, we will spend whatever amount of time is necessary collecting and reviewing evidence and building a strong case for you. If you need to file a lawsuit before Virginia’s two-year statute of limitations deadline, we will protect your rights.
Talk to a Bicycle Accident Lawyer in Fairfax for Free
The Parrish Law Firm, PLLC provides a no-risk experience. We review your case at no expense to you. Call us today at 571-229-1800.